A man gets a shot at the FEMA-supported COVID-19 vaccination site at Valencia State College on the first day the site resumed Johnson & Johnson vaccine after the FDA and CDC hiatus due to blood clot problems had been canceled.
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The rate of Covid vaccinations in the US has continued to decline in the past few days, as the 7-day average of daily shots taken fell to 2.7 million on Monday, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That is the lowest level since the end of March.
Daily vaccinations rose for weeks, reaching an average of nearly 3.4 million on April 13, before falling.
At the same time, the daily US case numbers are falling. The 7-day average of new infections every day fell below 60,000 on Friday for the first time since March 25.
US vaccine shots administered
The United States has taken an average of 2.7 million reported recordings per day over the past seven days, CDC data shows, a level that is trending downward.
U.S. health officials on Friday lifted a hiatus in the use of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine, and a third option could help accelerate the pace of the rollout.
The J&J vaccine accounts for less than 4% of the 231 million total doses administered to date in the US, but has proven particularly useful in certain communities that have multiple difficulties accessing vaccination sites. At its peak in mid-April before the break, the J&J vaccine was used for an average of 425,000 reported shots per day.
White House Covid data director Cyrus Shahpar said in a tweet on Monday that it would take several days for the use of J&J footage to show up in CDC reports.
US percentage of the vaccinated population
According to the CDC, more than 40% of Americans have received at least one shot of a Covid vaccine, and nearly 30% of the population is fully vaccinated.
Of the 65-year-olds and older, 82% are at least partially vaccinated and two-thirds are fully vaccinated.
In eight states – New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island, Hawaii, and New Mexico – more than 50% of residents received at least one shot.
US Covid cases
The US reports an average of 58,100 new infections per day over the past week. This is according to data from Johns Hopkins University, a 14% decrease from a week ago.
Although Michigan continues to have more cases per capita each day than any other state, there are signs of improvement. The state has an average of 5,400 cases per day, compared to the recent high of around 7,900 per day in mid-April.
US Covid deaths
According to Johns Hopkins data, the 7-day average of daily U.S. Covid deaths on Sunday is 706. More than 572,000 deaths have been reported from the virus since the pandemic began.